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Thursday, Feb. 28 2019
Lindsay Eales and Danielle Peers dance a quartet that embraces critical disability and Mad theory, spoken word, dance, and film, offering critical reflections on the generative possibilities of disability and madness in the arts. Followed by a discussion with Hentyle Yapp (Art & Public Policy) and André Lepecki (Performance Studies).
Thursday, Mar. 7 2019
Artist Baseera Khan will show an acoustic performance of her work Braidrage, as well as Prayer Rugs, and collages, she will then talk about what happens next. In addition to her presentation, Baseera will be in conversation with B.A. Candidates Manion Khun and Akeem Muhammad to speak on the implications, effects, and processes of her work.
Friday, Mar. 8 2019
Elisa Biagini lives in Florence, Italy. She has published 7 poetry collections. Her most recent book “Da una crepa”, The Plant of Dreaming, appeared in 2017. Her 2018 selection “The guest in the wood”, Chelsea Editions, received the 2014 Best Translated Book Award. She curates community poetry installations with words and images. Her poems have been translated into multiple languages. She teaches Writing at NYU-Florence.
A book launch & roundtable with co-editors Patricia Gherovici and Chris Christian and other contributors to the volume.
Thursday, Mar. 14 2019
Anthropologist Esther Newton reads from her new memoir followed by a discussion with Ann Pellegrini (Professor, Performance Studies). Moderated by Faye Ginsburg (Professor, Anthropology).
Tuesday, Mar. 26 2019
Celebrate the publication of Shane Vogel’s Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze at this showcase of the performances that shape the book. The first cultural history of the calypso craze, Stolen Timeoffers a new framework for understanding the cycles of repetition and difference that shape race, entertainment, and mass culture during the Jim Crow era and charts new forms of diasporic exchange between the US and the Caribbean. The informal discussion will feature performances by midcentury performers Maya Angelou, Geoffrey Holder, Carmen de Lavallade, Duke Ellington, Josephine Premice, and others.
Friday, Apr. 5 2019
Convened and imagined by Sarah Richter and co-sponsored by the Tisch Initiative for Creative Research and the Department of Performance Studies.
Tuesday, Apr. 9 2019
A Lecture by Dario Tomasello.
Friday, Apr. 12 2019
The Department of Performance Studies presents the Fourth Annual Curating Symposium: Curating Performance. This event will be followed by a book launch and celebration with NYU Press for the 10th Anniversary Edition of José Muñoz's “Cruising Utopia.”
Thursday, May. 23 2019
Performance Studies invites the PS class of 2019 and their families to join us for a graduation party!